Meaning of VECTOR in English

n. & v.


1. Math. & Physics a quantity having direction as well as magnitude, esp. as determining the position of one point in space relative to another (radius vector).

2 a carrier of disease.

3 a course to be taken by an aircraft. direct (an aircraft in flight) to a desired point.


vectorial adj. vectorize (also -ise) (in sense 1 of n.). vectorization n.

Etymology: L, carrier, f. vehere vect- convey

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.